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The experienced coach has decided to move away from the AIFF developmental side due to personal reasons...

Sukhwinder Singh has resigned from the post of the technical director of Pailan Arrows due to personal reasons.

The Arrows are lying 13th on the table having failed to register a single win and have been arguably the most hapless side in the I-League this season.

“I had to come back to Punjab earlier on two occasions when my mother and brother had expired. As a result, I missed a few matches. I also have a family function (daughter’s marriage) for which I had to once again quit the team,” said Sukhwinder.

“Pailan have been very cordial with us and I want to thank the AIFF for giving me this opportunity,” he added.

However it is reliably learnt that the primary reason which drove him to call it quits from the project was due to the signing of some average players at the start of the season by some inexperienced coaches.

As a result no matter how much training and coaching was imparted to them, the team continued to be the most boring side in the top division of Indian football.

Also given that the management of Pailan Arrows was partly managed by Pailan and the AIFF, there was confusion over whom to approach for day-to-day issues with several ego issues cropping up which didn’t help the matters either.

The AIFF has announced that Sujit Chakraborty and goalkeepering coach Tanumoy Basu shall be in-charge of the side until the end of the season.

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